God's Lonely Man
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 3:03am
I hope this is the right place to post. I'm posting here because I want to try out Throne of Bhaal first.
Anyway, here's my question: :D
What files are needed for maximum enjoyment for Icewind Dale 1 and 2 and Baldur's Gate: Throne of Bhaal?
Someone gave me these awesome games as a gift, told me there were mods and kits, etc. Well, I want it all! :D
Your assistance is MUCH appreciated.
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 5:19am
My only advice is that for Throne of Bhaal you ought to have Shadows of Amn ;)
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 5:28am
For a first run through, get the games patched. You can find most of what you'll want/need here (http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/index.php), just look on the right side for what game you want to find patches and mods for.
Vita Morte Cardios
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 5:32am
The games themselves give maximum enjoyment! I did download some minor tweaks. Like a 5star weapon rule readjustment, just to make it more like the REAL rules.
Rule adjustment was something I was wanted to be perfect, BG2 really focuses on 'balance' which is BS because it's not a multiplayer game.
For IWD2 if you like monks, theres a really nice Monk Animation tweak so the Monks kick instead of stab with an invisible dagger, I think that is fairly essential.
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 6:14am
I would do the first run-through patched but unmodded. That way, you essentially get the original experience. After your first run-through, mod the heck out of 'em. :)
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 6:58am
I played all the vanilla games mentioned, patched of course but that was it. Then I used mods. Yep, I agree with BlckDeth.
Mon, 9th Apr '07, 1:09pm
Maybe install Bg2 Fixpack and TweakPack. They make it less irritating in some ways (like fix many bugs and let you stack lots of arrows etc).
But in general, I would keep it vanilla.